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Forum: DIY Camping Equipment

DIY Camping Equipment. Not specific to any type. Self made product discussion and idea sharing should be done here.

  1. The accidental hammocks

    Hey guys, my stepdaughter-to-be had a trampoline and it had a safety net; she stopped using it and we were going to throw the safety net away. Instead, I've used it with paracord to make two regular hammocks, one giant, family-sized hammock and I'm using the last of it to make a hammock chair. ...

    Started by PARAking, 02-27-2014 07:16 PM
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  2. Tinder Kit Items

    What kind of things do you keep in your tinder kits. I have magnesium fire starter, matches, a magnafying-glass , dried and shreded corn husks and (as gross as it may sound) a tampon, (ive read in magazines that the fibers from this device are flamable). I keep it all in a watertight box that I...

    Started by Awtted, 12-14-2011 02:54 PM
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  3. DIY Bushbuddy Stove

    I just couldn't justify blowing $80 for a tiny little stove. It seems like more of a novelty. I hardly camp where I cannot have a campfire so I don't have a lot of need for something like this. But, it's nice to have gear. My Bushbuddy clone is made from a free paint can with a progresso soup can...

    Started by familycamper, 06-08-2011 03:19 PM
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    03-29-2014 08:58 PM Go to last post
  4. Coleman stove 2

    I need help now in figuring this out. The left burner on my beloved Coleman stove is acting up - It just flames up like a regular fire. I took the entire stove apart, cleaned it, checked the burner layer by layer, could see nothing wrong. It apparently is getting gas or there would be no fire. ...

    Started by noelectricplease, 03-14-2014 02:23 PM
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    03-29-2014 08:11 PM Go to last post
  5. Electric Generators with Solar Panels

    Has anyone here built one? I am just starting to get back into camping and this seems like a great idea. Power for lights, pumps, fans, etc. without any of the smell and noise from a gas powered generator.

    Started by James., 08-13-2013 03:31 AM
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  6. What uses can you think of?

    Hello, If you had a water proof tarp the size of a towel, what could you do with it? how many uses can you think of? Let me know your thoughts.

    Started by mannyraid, 08-27-2013 10:38 AM
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  7. DIY slack line

    I have decided to add a slack line kit to my camping gear. For those who don't know, think tight walk walking, but using a 2" strap instead if a rope. I already have some tree straps, so all I needed was a strap. I picked up a 2"X30' strap at Walmart for $17. I do dispersed camping, so I can attach...

    Started by 05Kingquad700, 03-22-2014 05:13 PM
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    03-23-2014 06:44 AM Go to last post
  8. Lightbulb my truck camper project

    new member with a slow budget build camper. -98 ram 1500 v8 auto 8 ft bed with tranny problems....$500 -parts to repair the tranny....$200 -2-8d batteries....free -2- 20 watt solar panels with regulators....free -battery clamps ....$15 -jumper cables $15 -1 onboard Charles charger....free...

    Started by igotit, 02-03-2014 02:07 PM
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    03-01-2014 11:41 AM Go to last post
  9. Tent Fans & Lights

    We want a tent fan and and a really good light. I saw the Coleman 212 light that has a power pack at the bottom, and the lights split in two, cost was52.73 and the four split type was 58. Has anyone bought these. The coleman fan looks like it is not very goof by reviews. Any ideas would help,...

    Started by farout, 07-16-2012 09:09 PM
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  10. Some ideas for my Trail Cart?

    Last week someone was nice enough to leave one of those shortened grocery carts on my property. I went to return it to the store it came from, and was told old carts are discarded and are mostly grabbed out of dumpsters by the homeless. In short they didn't want it back. So now I have a grocery...

    Started by KYPrepper, 01-14-2014 10:23 AM
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    02-24-2014 02:02 PM Go to last post
  11. DIY trangia windscreen / potstand

    I want to make a simple aluminum tube type windscreen / pot stand... looking for something that is the right size ring to JB weld or rivet part way up the tube so my Trangia burner can be up from the ground (where it is cold sometimes, and apt to catch fire others). I have been wandering the isles...

    Started by Sparkytxn, 01-31-2012 07:57 PM
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    02-09-2014 02:41 PM Go to last post
  12. ammo can uses

    What do you use your surplus military ammo cans for?? Any good ideas besides storing ammo. I think I will incorporate one for a first aid kit. I stumbled across a guy who had a made a tent (actually a tipi) heater out of one. A search on youtube showed a guy who had made a grill out of one. ...

    Started by shawnbebout, 10-21-2011 06:49 PM
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  13. Grocery Cart Mods???

    Someone dumped a grocery cart off on my property. I decided to bring it inside my garage and clean it up, spray a coat of black paint on it and... That's where I'm stuck. My prepper mindset remembers seeing the father and son characters from the movie adaptation of The Road trudging along with all...

    Started by KYPrepper, 01-12-2014 12:07 PM
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    02-09-2014 02:19 PM Go to last post
  14. my truck camper project

    please delete this thread....sorry I double posted.

    Started by igotit, 02-04-2014 11:35 PM
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  15. DIY camping stove

    So I made a DIY soda can camping stove but I'm not sure if there's anything else I can do to make it better, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Started by tyler99k, 02-03-2014 04:33 PM
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  16. Need help with an idea......not camping, but on the same path......kinda

    Hi Everyone........it's been a long time, too long in fact. No camping for us this year due to $$ restrictions, but we'll make do. Hello to RDF.......haven't spoken in ages! Anyways.......I need an idea, not related to camping, but I thought this would be the best place to go, due to all the...

    Started by ontariocamper, 01-27-2014 06:37 PM
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    01-29-2014 07:59 AM Go to last post
  17. DIY Super Mondo Down Sleeping bag

    I am in the market for a down sleeping bag for temps 0 degrees F or lower. A really good down sleeping bag can cost nearly $500. Yes, you will quickly forget about the cost when you are faced with brutal cold, but I might go hard-core winter camping four times per year at the most. ...

    Started by Mike, 01-23-2014 08:40 PM
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    01-24-2014 04:14 AM Go to last post
  18. DIY Fire Piston

    So, I couldn't justify spending so much hard earned cash on one so I made one here at the shop during some down time. Turned out great and works like a top. Here's a coupla pics: The Fire Piston The Ember

    Started by familycamper, 06-02-2011 05:42 AM
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    01-15-2014 11:02 AM Go to last post
  19. Home Made Sleeping Bag Hanger

    Yea! Made a sleeping bag hanger. Easy Peasy First measured the width of the inside (probably unnecessary) and measured the leangth to the zipper beginning. All in all it took 5.25 ft of copper 1/2 in tubing, 4 90degree elbows, 2 1/2in copper caps, and a regular thread hook. Then painted...

    Started by MR.H4, 01-08-2014 10:12 PM
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  20. Home Made Sleeping Hanger

    New Marmot Never Summer! I wana keep this thing right for a while. So I made my self a hanger out of 1/2 inch copper tubing. About 5.25 ft of it, and 4 90 degree elbow's, and 2 end caps. Then tapped a hook in the center of gravity after a test feel. Then painted it all green! When I have a few...

    Started by MR.H4, 01-08-2014 08:14 PM
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